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Once Upon a Time

Vanilla, Oak, Almond

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"Once Upon a Time" is the first scent in our new collection called Tropeable by Onset & Rime. It’s a classic vanilla scent with a twist. The vanilla is combined with almond for a unique sweetness, while the oak acts as a balancer so it’s not too sweet. Like baking cookies in your cottage in the woods.

Tropeable is a collection inspired by common story threads, or tropes. A trope is anything that gets used often enough to be recognized. There are character tropes (the damsel in distress), setting tropes (the cottage in the woods), stock phrases (once upon a time) and more.

The Tropeable scents are simple and accessible, with our own little spin. Think plain white tees and blue jeans with a signature accessory.

...Have you read our Trobeable story? Read what happens next on our blog.


Note: 4 oz. tins will come with a randomly chosen label design, of 6 possible versions (as shown). It's a surprise!

Fragrance Families: Sweet, Woods
Top Note: Almond
Middle/Base Notes: Oak, Vanilla

Learn more about fragrance families and scent notes.

All candles are hand poured in Kitchener, Ontario. For optimal burning, please always follow the instructions on the bottom of the candle.

100% soy wax & cotton wick

We use locally sourced, renewable and biodegradable soy wax, cotton wicks, and high quality fragrance oils. 

Go big or small

All Onset & Rime scents come in two sizes:

10 oz. glass jar, with a 50+ hour burn time to best enjoy your favourites.

4 oz. tin, great for gifting or trying a new scent.